Which consoles will use Unreal Engine 5? Will the Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch support Unreal Engine 5?

Unreal Engine 5 isn’t just a tool for PS5 games. Developers throughout the industry can make the most of this amazing new technology.

by Rob Leane

Unreal Engine 5 was recently revealed with an amazing tech demo which was made using a PS5 dev kit. But this doesn’t mean that Unreal Engine 5 is solely a toy for PlayStation 5 developers to use.

If you’re wondering whether other consoles will be able to use Unreal Engine 5 as well, you’ve come to the right place!

New features like Lumen and Nanite will make Unreal Engine 5 a powerful tool for developers, giving a wider range of options for graphics, sound and lighting in games.

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Read on to discover which platforms will make the most of Unreal Engine 5.

Will the Xbox Series X use Unreal Engine 5?

Without a doubt, developers for Xbox Series X will be able to use the Unreal Engine 5 to make their next-gen Xbox games look and sound amazing.

The Xbox Series X and PS5 specs aren’t exactly the same, though, so there might be some differences in games that launch on both platforms.

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Does Unreal Engine 5 work with PS4 and Xbox One?

Yes! Developers will be able to use Unreal Engine 5 to make games for PS4 and Xbox One.

They will have to remain aware of the PS4 and Xbox One tech specs, though: these consoles are not as powerful as their next-gen successors, so they won’t be able to run the same amazing visuals as the PS5 and Xbox Series X.



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Does Unreal Engine 5 work with mobile games?

Again, yes! Developers will be able to make mobile games using Unreal Engine 5, but they will have to remain conscious of what mobile phones are currently capable of running.

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Will Unreal Engine 5 work with Nintendo Switch?

Although the Switch wasn’t explicitly mentioned during the Unreal Engine 5 presentation, there’s no reason why developers shouldn’t be able to use it for Switch games.

Again, though, they’ll need to remember what the Switch hardware is capable of running – the Switch is way less powerful than the PS5 and Xbox Series X, and devs will need to work between those parameters if they want games to span platforms while running on Unreal Engine 5.

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Rob Leane